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Head of Data Sciences

Company: Deerfield Management Companies
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Civetta Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA) is recruiting a Head of Data Sciences, at the Director to Senior Director level. Civetta is a cutting-edge biotechnology company, backed by Deerfield Management, and recently launched from the Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Our founders, William Sellers (Broad/DFCI) and Eric Fischer (DFCI), world leaders in genomics and protein biology, launched Civetta with the mission to create a new precision medicine platform targeting “propeller” proteins.. We are building a team of talented, dedicated scientists who share our vision and our passion to discover groundbreaking new drugs to treat some of the most difficult diseases, including cancer. If you are a talented life sciences professional who brings energy, passion, and scientific curiosity to the team, we welcome the opportunity to consider you for this important position in our growing company.. The position. We are seeking an accomplished leader to propel our data sciences, building world-class capabilities in computational biology and informatics. This position represents a leadership role in Civetta and will help to shape our scientific strategy, discovery biology vision, and corporate success.. Key Responsibilities:. Set cohesive data strategy across the scientific organization to collect and harness deep structural and mechanistic knowledge of propeller proteins to enable drug discovery across the class. Develop strategy and management of scientist facing tools for data access and visualization across multi-disciplinary teams. Drive identification of biomarkers and biological insights from large multi-omic oncology cell-line datasets. Help build and maintain a knowledgebase of beta-propellers and their associated biology. Recruit and supervise senior computational biologist. Train and mentor junior data scientists. Collaborate to build a leading data science team using internal and external resources for IT, programming, and engineering. Help to develop and implement our broader scientific strategy. Qualifications. PhD in life sciences or computer science. 7-10 years of relevant work experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry. Track record of publication and/or contributions to successful drug discovery programs. Experience in informatics and IT solutions for a genomics-oriented, cloud-based, startup biotech. Comfortable working with management and bench scientists to identify and implement solutions to complex business and research issues. Experience with scientific data management platforms, cloud computing (AWS), reproducible research, and vendor management. Proven ability to work with computational biology and chemistry to support in-silico research. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to effectively present strategic vision to the company and to other stakeholders. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple projects. About our founders. William Sellers is a core institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and faculty member and senior advisor to the president for experimental therapeutics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.. Eric Fischer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and an Independent Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.. Civetta Therapeutics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.. PM18. #LI-DNI. Get alerts to jobs like this, to your inbox.

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